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The US Army and South Korean military responded to North Korea’s missile launch with a combined ballistic missile exercise on Wednesday, into South Korean waters along the country’s eastern coastline. Photograph: South Korean Defense Ministry/Getty Images

South Korea has warned of a “high possibility” that North Korea will stage another nuclear test after it test-fired its first intercontinental ballist(...)

 Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull said the region wanted to see China take a responsible leadership role or risk becoming isolated. Photograph: Wallace Woon/EPA

Grappling with the North Korean nuclear crisis and second-guessing Washington’s plans for the Asia-Pacific are liable to dominate the region’s premier(...)

US secretary of defence James Mattis (centre) walks with South Korean defence Minister Han Min-koo (left) during a visit to the National Cemetery in Seoul on Friday. Photograph: Kim Hee-chul. EPA

US president Donald Trump’s defence secretary warned North Korea on Friday of an “effective and overwhelming” response if Pyongyang chose to use nucle(...)

South Korean Defence Minister Han Min-koo talking to US Defence Secretary James Mattis over the phone on Tuesday. Photograph: EPA

The US and South Korea have stressed their close relationship and confirmed they will deploy the Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) missile d(...)

North Korea, which conducted its fourth nuclear test in January, vowed in 2013 to restart all nuclear facilities, including the main reactor and the smaller plant at Yongbyon, which was shut down in 2007 as part of an international disarmament-for-aid deal that later collapsed. Photograph: Getty Images

North Korea has restarted production of plutonium fuel, a senior US state department official said on Tuesday, showing that it plans to pursue its nu(...)

South Korean protesters attend an anti-North Korea rally on Thursday in Seoul, South Korea. Photograph: Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images

North Korea’s test of a possible hydrogen bomb has escalated regional tensions, with South Korea and the United States discussing ways to deploy stra(...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un hasn’t been seen since he attended a concert on September 3rd. Photograph: EPA

The continued absence of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has prompted a rash of rumours about his plight, ranging from a broken ankle to gout to brai(...)